Most people, at one point or another in their career, encounter a micromanager — the boss who must personally review every email, every communication, and makes every decision, often without the benefit of input from the employees he or she supervises. Micromanagement is the killer of innovation, creativity and often is counter productive to business goals. Further, most micromanagers end up alienating their employees and the turnover rate is often higher in that division, unit or company when compared to other management techniques.
Perhaps the biggest fault of micromanager is not delegating to build organizational sustainability. Developing the talent and skills of employees is among the most critical job functions of a manager. Company growth is often tied to employee development, creativity, and innovation. Management at companies like Google and 3M recognize this principle and encourage a free-flowing opportunities for growth. Micromanagement is the ultimate of mismanagement and hurts a company far more than it helps.